- "This adorable bunny rabbit is so darned cute you'll just want to squeeze him with all your heart."
- ―"Collect them All" card info[src]
- " Caring and sharing is cause for charming cheers!"
- ―The description alliteration in the intros in late season 3-season 4.
Cuddles is one of the main characters of Happy Tree Friends, and is the main protagonist in the show, along with Giggles, Toothy, and Lumpy. He is considered the original Happy Tree Friends character and also the show's (unofficial) mascot, despite Shifty being created first.
Cuddles is a yellow rabbit with pink cheeks who inexplicably wears Pink Bunny Slippers . His white curly hair tuft and cotton tail look exactly the same. His ears sometimes move to match how he feels. For example, when he's happy/energized they'll stay up, and when he's upset/sad they'll drop down. Cuddles is one of the primary characters in the series. Like Giggles, Toothy and Lumpy, he appears in many of the advertisements. Cuddles was the second character to be created in Happy Tree Friends (the first being Shifty). Creator Rhode Montijo first drew him on a piece of paper with the phrase Resistance Is Futile above and that was how the creators got the idea for the show. His voice is even performed by the co-creator of the show Kenn Navarro.
Cuddles' personality is somewhat mixed. On one hand, he can be dangerously mischievous and a fun lover. Both of these characteristics have led to the death of both himself and other characters (Flaky being usually who tries to warn him). On the other hand, he is usually lovable, optimistic, friendly, sweet and caring, making his personality more complex than the others. Cuddles' personality is also known for its innocence and naivety, which makes him easy to manipulate by other characters, an example of this is when Lifty and Shifty take advantage of him in Junk in the Trunk, or in In a Jam when The Mole makes him donate blood twice to get his new guitar. As revealed in In a Jam, he is referred to as a music lover, mainly rock music. He was seen to have multiple houses, but his official one is considered to be a hollow tree, as it is the only one to appear more than once (In a Jam and Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow). He is particularly good friends with Toothy, Flippy, Petunia, Flaky, and Lumpy. Cuddles and Giggles are also very close friends, and it has been hinted several times they are romantically involved. Their relationship is most prominent in the Fall Out Boy music video The Carpal Tunnel of Love, and hinted at in the internet episode I Nub You.
Cuddles has been killed by almost every character. He is also the character who has, so far, been killed by Flaky, Toothy, Lifty, Cro-Marmot, Lumpy and Flippy the most (though to be fair, Flippy (when flipped out) and Lumpy generally kill everyone in episodes in which they are featured). Cuddles himself rarely kills, he is in fact the only one of the four primary characters who's kill count is less then 70. His most frequent victim however is his best friend Toothy.
While he dies a lot in the Internet and TV series, Cuddles has survived in Doggone It, Sea What I Found, A Change of Heart, A Sight for Sore Eyes, Letter Late than Never, and Double Whammy Part I (but not part 2). In the internet shorts he survives Water Way to Go, We're Scrooged!, I Nub You, By The Seat Of Your Pants, You're Kraken Me Up, and Going Out With a Bang. He also survives the False Alarm episode, YouTube 101: Subscriptions, Youtube Copyright School, Oh Xmas Tree, and Star Kringle. In the HTF Break shorts he survived Deck the Halls, We Wish You, Take Your Seat and Happy New Year (Debatable). His deaths often involve his body getting sliced up, vehicles, and flying organs (most of the time,involving his intestines).
Cuddles is one of the characters to have an account on Myspace. It mentions that he is actually allergic to carrots since they make him choke, though this was later denied in a 2015 tweet by Kenn Navarro,since it was said that Cuddles loves carrots. In addition, it mentions he collects powerful antique electric toothbrushes that and his fur is highly protected from the sun. He may look like a cute, cuddly, and sweet bunny rabbit (hence,the name "Cuddles") on the outside, but on the inside he's known as a rebellious Happy Tree Friend. His talents include extreme sports like skateboarding, surfing, and soccer. He even appears as a literal daredevil in Mime to Five. Cuddles loves listening to rock music, and he was once a member of "The Happy Tree Band". As evidenced in the Happy Tree Friends Break Seize the Day, Cuddles suffers from epilepsy the same way Handy does. He has appeared in one of the episodes of The God and Devil Show on God's keys, when they were chasing Robert Downey Jr. Cuddles is one of the characters to have more interactions with other characters in the series. He also made a cameo appearance (along with Lifty, Handy, and Lumpy) on Gundarr, another Mondo show, in the form of a background totem.
HTF Break Roles
Role Count By Season
|Season||Number of Starring Roles||Number Of Featuring Roles||Number Of Appearing Roles||Total|
|HTF Break Roles||4||2||0||6|
Occupations and Careers
- For more information, see List of Occupations
- Farmer - Don't Yank My Chain
- Firefighter - Who's to Flame?
- Soccer Player - A Change of Heart
- Christmas Play Actor - Class Act
- Daredevil - Mime to Five
- Journalist - See What Develops
- Delivery Boy - Aw, Shucks!
- Replacement Lead Guitarist/Rock Musician - In a Jam
- Carol Singer - Kringle Karols, Deck the Halls; We Wish You; Oh Xmas Tree
- Swimmer - By The Seat Of Your Pants
- Easter Bunny - Just Be Claus
Seen on computer and TV
- Banjo Frenzy (Pilot Episode): Sliced in half by Lumpy's banjo.
- Spin Fun Knowin' Ya: Shredded alive by a plane's turbine engine.
- Water You Wading For: Gets crushed by a whale.
- Sweet Ride: Accidentally skateboards into a small stairway, cutting him in three pieces: His legs, his torso with the lower half of his head, and the higher half of his head. His head is then impaled by his ice cream cone.
- This Is Your Knife: Has his face slashed off by a rock by Flippy, and is then cut open with a knife and has his intestines pulled out.
- Happy Trails Pt. 1: Is cut in half by a school bus window.
- Flippin' Burgers: Dies from massive blood loss when Flippy impales his throat with a straw.
- Class Act: Dies in an explosion.
- Cuddles' Pet Smoochie:
- Feed: Chokes to death when he tries to swallow a large piece of a carrot.
- Clean: Drowns after the screen fills up with water.
- I Get a Trick Out of You: Dies from blood loss Lumpy removes his IV to perform a magic trick.
- Keepin' it Reel: May have died when Flippy smacks him using Flaky as a weapon.
- Let it Slide: Is cut in half by a broken water slide.
- Remains to be Seen:
- From A to Zoo: Has his eye pierced by a helium tank, filling his brain with helium.
- Kringle Feast: Is either killed by the gas leak or dies in an explosion caused by Lumpy.
- Kringle Karols: Is impaled through the face by an icicle.
- Ski Patrol: Is slammed into an ambulance, blown up by a helium tank, and buried in snow.
- YouTube Live Episode: Is slammed against the walls of a crane machine multiple times.
- The Wrong Side of the Tracks: Dies of blood loss when his hands are ripped off by a tunnel on a rollercoaster he is riding and in case Cuddles was still alive, he will instead fall off the roller coaster.
- From Hero to Eternity: Explodes when Splendid gives him mouth to mouth.
- And the Kitchen Sink: Is hit by Pop's SUV.
- Party Animal: Has balloons tied around his neck and is then shredded by a ceiling fan.
- Ipso Fatso: Crashes his car into a hollow tree, where his body is forced through the knot.
- Don't Yank My Chain: Falls into a well with his head stuck in the bucket, and is decapitated when the rope stops.
- Concrete Solution: Dies when Sniffles' ambulance hits his car or when the highway bridge falls apart.
- Who's to Flame?: Is impaled vertically by a fence post.
- Take a Hike: Is impaled through the crotch by a sharp rock.
- Snow Place to Go: Has the upper half his body eaten by an orca.
- Dunce Upon a Time: Is ground to death in a pepper grinder.
- Gems the Breaks: Is flung out of a bus and flies into a wood chipper along with Toothy and Sniffles.
- A Hole Lotta Love: Is sliced vertically into six pieces from a falling window frame.
- Mime to Five: Is blown in half by a cannon with too much gunpowder in it. Likely dies of blood loss or is eaten by the killer ducks.
- Blast From the Past:
- Is launched off a seesaw into outer space, where he is frozen and then broken to pieces by a satellite.
- Same death as Spin Fun Knowin' Ya.
- See What Develops: Is accidentally frozen by Splendid's ice breath, then shattered into a bunch of ice cubes by Splendid's laser vision.
- Home Is Where the Hurt Is: Is accidentally knocked into a wood slicer by The Mole.
- Aw, Shucks!: Is sliced vertically in half by a railroad crossing gate.
- Wipe Out!: Is impaled on a buoy.
- Wingin' It: Is cut in half by an airplane tray table when Lumpy, who was sitting in front of Cuddles, reclines his seat.
- Easy Comb, Easy Go: Unknowingly drinks a bottle of hair growth formula and suffocates when the hair grows inside of him.
- In a Jam: Has an IV full of chair cushioning unknowingly administered to him by The Mole, causing his body to expand to the size of a recliner. Dies from suffocation and/or having his internal organs crushed.
- Junk in the Trunk: Is forced through a pulley.
- Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: Is cut to pieces by the tail of Flippy's helicopter.
- Autopsy Turvy (Double Whammy Part II): Is crushed by Cro-Marmot when Flippy's van knocks him into a closet.
- The Carpal Tunnel of Love: Gets impaled through his mouth by a pipe.
- Can't Stop Coffin: Is crushed by Lumpy's truck.
- Peas in a Pod: Is killed by a Pod Lumpy with a mop.
- Seize the Day: Suffers an epileptic seizure, gets electrocuted by Lumpy, and is then fused with a game controller.
- Wrath of Con: Is crushed by the force of Splendid's breath.
- Strain Kringle: Is impaled through the eye by a telescope.
- A Bit of a Pickle: Gets his ears and feet sliced off by Lumpy when his car door slams shut on him, and probably dies later from blood loss.
- See You Later, Elevator: Gets half his body cut in half when an elevator door closes on him. Likely dies of blood loss or from the fiery explosion.
- New Season Trailer: Is shot in the head numerous times by Fliqpy.
- Breaking Wind: Breaks in half when Splendid flies through him.
- Buns of Steal: Is decapitated by Lifty's veins.
- Cubtron Z: Has his head crushed against a building by Cubtron.
- Camp Pokeneyeout: Is crushed by a boulder.
- Just Be Claus: Either dies from blood loss or from freezing in the snow due to his wounds.
- Cuddles' Pet Smoochie (Sleep option): Is hit with multiple tranquilizer darts, causing him to faint or die.
- Happy New Year: Has Lumpy's car door slammed on his face. (Because no blood was seen)
- First Blood DVD Cover: Sticks a fork in an outlet and gets electrocuted.
- DVD First Blood Promo: Is crushed by a large television after Lumpy managed to fix it.
- DVD Second Serving Promo: Is left in a microwave and burns to death when the microwave is turned on.
- Hot Topic/YouTube Live Promo: Gets slammed around to death by the mechanical claw in a crane game.
- Slap Happy iPhone App: Would get sliced in half by a chainsaw, would have a pipe fall in his mouth and choke him, or would have gotten squished.
- Get Into Advertising: Is crushed by a huge safe.
- TV series volume 3 DVD cover: The Mole cuts his upper head off with scissors.
- Winter Break: Is stabbed in the eye by a jack-in-the-box.
Seen in Comics
- HTF Comic #1 & #2: Gets mistaken for a piñata and whacked to death by Lumpy.
- I Get a Kick Out of You: Has his head kicked off by Lumpy.
- Big Bubble Trouble: Is killed when a large bubble popped.
- Making a Good Bleed: Is killed in a car explosion.
Seen in Arcade Games
- Hot Potato: Dies in an explosion.
- Fire Escape: Splatters on the ground.
- Ice Slide: Is run over by Cro-Marmot.
- Hare Trigger
- Dies after being shot out of a cannon and onto the ground.
- Is eaten by killer ducks.
- Has his intestines get wrapped around a shovel handle.
- Lumpy's Lame Card Trick: (Card #2) Has his head severed when Lumpy tries pulling him out of a hat.
- Sweet Ride Skate: Has his face scraped away against the ground.
- Dumb Ways to Die: Has the same death as in Cuddles' Pet Smoochie Clean option; however, the shower concept is cut.
Seen on computer and TV
- Spin Fun Knowin' Ya: Has his arms get dismembered as he hangs onto the merry-go-round for dear life.
- Water You Wading For:
- Is attacked by piranhas.
- Bounced back and forth like a beach ball by two sea lions.
- Is eaten and and loses his lower waist to an alligator.
- This is Your Knife: Is hit in the face with a rock.
- Class Act: Has his head forced out of the hole in his costume, forming a bloody cylinder, which bounces down the stairs. Some fans call it the "Head Slinky". Oddly, the rest of his body still seems to remain intact, and in the shot featuring The Mole, Pop, and Cub, one of his hands reaches up.
- I Get a Trick Out of You:
- Keepin' it Reel: Is stabbed by Flaky's quills, and is smacked by Flaky, when Flippy uses Flaky as a weapon.
- Kringle Feast: (If he wasn't dead) Is knocked out by a gas leak.
- Ski Patrol:
- He has an unexplained broken leg.
- Has his broken leg constricted by a tight splint, completely shattering the bones.
- Is dragged though the woods from a helicopter, receiving many bad cuts.
- The Wrong Side of the Tracks: (Before death) Has his hands cut off by a small tunnel.
- From Hero to Eternity: Is impaled through the eye with a sharp stone caught in a snowball thrown by Giggles.
- Party Animal: Suffocates when he has balloon strings tied around his neck.
- Don't Yank My Chain: His face is bruised when a bucket is dropped on his head.
- Doggone It: Is attacked by a giant squid.
- Take a Hike:
- Has snake venom spat into his eyes, melting them and causing a severe reaction.
- Is impaled on four rocks.
- Dunce Upon a Time:
- Is dizzy when he is knocked out of his jar.
- Sneezes when he is exposed to pepper.
- Mime to Five:
- See What Develops: (Before death) Is frozen by Splendid's breath.
- A Sight for Sore Eyes: Gets sick when The Mole drops chunks of Handy's brain in his drink.
- Easy Comb, Easy Go: Pukes his internal organs.
- In a Jam:
- Is stabbed multiple times in the arm with a needle. (twice)
- Becomes very sickly from losing too much blood in donation.
- Has his right eye split in half when a string on his guitar breaks.
- Ruptures his ear drums and is knocked away by the sound of a loud amplifier.
- Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: Has half his face burned by coffee.
- Seize the Day:
- Suffers from an epileptic seizure.
- Half of his body is crushed by a car battery.
- Can't Stop Coffin: (Before death)
- Scratches the tips of his fingers off while trying to get out of a coffin.
- Gets his head partly burned due to his coffin lighting on fire.
- Almost drowns when the coffin fills with water.
- Has half his face scraped off by Lumpy's truck, removing one of his eyes.
- Has his other eye taken out by The Mole, who mistakes it for an apple.
- False Alarm Episode: Is thrown out of his car onto the pavement.
- Wrath of Con:
- Has his ears ruptured by Splendid's voice.
- Has his body set on fire.
- Suffocates from a lack of oxygen.
- See You Later, Elevator: Is dropped two times on his stomach by a falling elevator.
- Camp Pokeneyeout: Is dazed after his and Toothy's carts crash.
- Going Out With a Bang: An ember enters his eye and melts through his eyeball.
- Just Be Claus:
- Blood Sample B: Has his ear cut off.
- Don't forget the Sunscreen Wallpaper: Is bitten on the back by an alligator, revealing his buttocks.
- Slap Happy: Has his cheek slapped by a finger, crashes into walls when device is shaken, and/or gets electrocuted.
- Hare Comes the Sun July 2007 Calendar: Has the left side of his body severely burned by the sun. (Debatable, as his Myspace page states his fur is resistant to the sun.)
- Hare Trigger: Same injury as in Mime to Five.
- Deadeye Derby: Gets hit on the eyes, head, or body with rocks. (Character selection) Has his hand burned by a hot marshmallow.
Number of Kills
|Character||Number of Times Killed||Episodes|
|Giggles||1||This Is Your Knife (Along with Fliqpy)|
|Toothy||4||From A to Zoo (Along with a Rhino)|
Gems the Breaks (Along with Splendid, Lifty, and Shifty)
Strain Kringle (Along with Lumpy)
|Lumpy||1||In a Jam (Along with Sniffles)|
|Handy||1||In a Jam (Along with Sniffles)|
|Nutty||1||Concrete Solution (Along with Lumpy and Sniffles) (Debatable)|
|Sniffles||3||Concrete Solution (Along with Nutty)|
Gems the Breaks (Along with Splendid, Lifty, and Shifty)
In a Jam
|Cub||1||Concrete Solution (Along with Nutty and Lumpy)|
|Flaky||2||Let It Slide|
Mime to Five (Along with Mime)
|Generic Tree Friends||5||5 in Class Act|
- Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow: Sneezes into a can and blows Giggles' brain out.
- Deadbye Derby: Kills Giggles, Toothy, Petunia, Handy, Sniffles, Nutty, Flaky, Disco Bear, Russell, Lifty, Shifty, Fliqpy, Splendid, and a giant squid by flinging rocks at them with a slingshot.
- Run and Bun: Kills Lumpy by bumping into him and having his body sliced in half by his car door or by impaling his body on numerous spikes. He can also kill Cub, Sniffles, Cro-Marmot, and Lumpy's elephant.
- Sounds like April 2006 Calendar: Blows a trumpet in Giggles' ear, making her head explode.
Episodes Survived by Season
|Season||Number of Appearances||Deaths||Episodes Survived||Survival Rate|
- Internet series: 22.22%
- TV series: 19.35%
- Breaks & Kringles: 40%
- Total Rate: 25.64%